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Is there a way to do a command to mount a folder from one partition to my main patition.

example of what I'd like to do, which obviously doesn't work:

mount /media/tc1/folder /home/dvad/home

If not using a command is there another way I can do this?

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Yes but before I go that far, couldn't you just symlink?

ln -s /media/tc1/folder ~/home

This link is just a file that is interpreted. It is automatically permanent (until you delete the file).

Failing that you can use mount as you described but the syntax is slightly different:

mount --bind /home/dvad/home /media/tc1/folder

This is not permanent at all, and will be nuked by a restart. If you want it to persist, you'll need something in your /etc/fstab like this:

/media/tc1/folder    /home/dvad/home    none    bind

If you're trying a mount and it's not working, you should make sure that the block-level device is mounted. You can't directly mount a subdirectory of a partition without first mounting the partition.

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yup symlink worked, thanks for the help! –  user100541 Oct 24 '12 at 18:16
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